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Computer Does Not Boot After BIOS Update if Hard Drive was Set to IDE


Last Reviewed: 02-Feb-2016
Article ID: 000006867

After a BIOS update, a hard drive that was originally configured as IDE, can revert to the default value of AHCI, causing the system to no longer boot.

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Press F2 during boot to enter BIOS setup.
  2. Set the drive configuration back to IDE.
  3. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS setup.

Depending on the board model, the drive configuration setting is changed either through the Advanced menu or the SATA Drives menu:

  • Go to the Advanced > Drive Configuration menu. Set Configure SATA As... to IDE.
  • Go to the SATA Drives menu. Set Chipset-SATA Mode to IDE.

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